Workshops

Past Workshops

  • Mar
    23
    2:00pm - 3:00pm

    How to Use Wikipedia As a Teaching Tool

    Nightingale-Brown House

    Many of us rely on Wikipedia, but how many of us have added or revised content on the online encyclopedia? How would you use Wikipedia with students in the classroom? What would you need to run an edit-a-thon with a cultural institution? What do aspiring Wikipedia editors need to know?
    In this workshop, Jami Mathewson from the Wiki Education Foundation will talk about why Wikipedia’s quality is so important and how students can improve academic topics through a classroom assignment. In contributing content to Wikipedia – one of the world’s largest digital public humanities initiatives – students gain skills in media literacy, fact-based writing, research, collaboration, and critical thinking. You’ll learn about best practices for using Wikipedia as a teaching tool and how Wiki Ed can support you and your students. Jami will also discuss the Wikipedia Year of Science and ways to participate in this initiative. This event will appeal to both teachers and students interested in the potential uses of Wikipedia in various educational contexts.
    About Jami: Jami Mathewson develops partnerships with academic associations to increase participation in Wiki Ed’s programs, bring content expertise into the organization, and improve the availability of information related to their disciplines on Wikipedia. She identifies ways to support partners who are looking to promote the use of Wikipedia as a teaching tool on a large scale — including help with publications, printed materials, conference presentations, training new participants, and documenting metrics and outcomes.
    This event is co-sponsored by the Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, the Instructional Technology Group, and the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. For more information, please email Jim McGrath ([email protected]).

    JNBC Workshops
  • Feb
    23
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Erotic Vision: A Poetry & Photography Workshop

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This workshop offers a comfortable and laid-back space, with mood light and music, for participants to engage freely with the capaciousness of the erotic, through poetry and photography, and using Audre Lorde’s writing as a starting point. The session will include a guided reading of Lorde, poetry prompts and freewriting, and the opportunity to take photos of the erotic self (which does *not* have to be an image of yourself). Photographs taken during the workshop will be printed on the spot and returned to participants so that they can write on, mark up, collage, or otherwise augment the images however they choose. We will provide various crafting materials, props, and supplies. The aim of this workshop is to provide a playful and open-ended setting for participants to reflect on the empowering potentials of erotics.


    Participants’ creations will be displayed, with consent, in a subsequent exhibition that will be on display for two weeks in the Garage Gallery where this workshop will take place. After the exhibition concludes, we will work to facilitate the return of exhibition pieces to their creators.

    JNBC Exhibitions, JNBC Workshops
  • Mar
    15
    12:30pm

    Public Humanities Lab / Oral History Crash Course

    Nightingale-Brown House

    Come learn the basics of how to run an oral history interview! Participants will have the opportunity to take their own oral histories after training and exchange ideas on incorporating oral history into future projects. Curators: Alyssa Trejo and Elizabeth Mathews, with Dr. Lauren Yapp. Register here if you plan to attend.

    This series is a part of the Public Humanities Lab at the Center for Public Humanities, where Public Humanities graduate students curate exhibitions and public programs that probe questions about art, memory, heritage, culture and sensation.  

    JNBC Exhibitions, JNBC Workshops
  • Mar
    16
    6:30pm

    Public Humanities Lab / Oral History Crash Course

    Nightingale-Brown House

    Come learn the basics of how to run an oral history interview! Participants will have the opportunity to take their own oral histories after training and exchange ideas on incorporating oral history into future projects. Curators: Alyssa Trejo and Elizabeth Mathews, with Dr. Lauren Yapp. Register here if you plan to attend.

    This series is a part of the Public Humanities Lab at the Center for Public Humanities, where Public Humanities graduate students curate exhibitions and public programs that probe questions about art, memory, heritage, culture and sensation.  

    JNBC Exhibitions, JNBC Workshops
  • Students: Come learn about the Columbia University’s Oral History MA program with the program’s director Amy Starecheski. Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts Program is the first program of its kind in the United States: a one-year interdisciplinary MA degree training students in oral history method and theory. Through the creation, archiving and analysis of individual, community and institutional histories, they amplify the critical first-person narratives that constitute memory for generations to come. Light refreshments will be provided.

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